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Manchester cash robbery suspect filmed on dashcam

Cash-in-transit suspects Image copyright GMP
Image caption The man is believed to have escaped on a motorcycle with a second suspect

An alleged thief was filmed running across a field carrying bags of cash after a security van robbery.

A driver captured the footage on a dashboard camera shortly after a cash-handler was robbed in Newton Heath, Manchester.

The robber threatened to blind the handler with a squeezable bottle of liquid before snatching cash and riding off on a motorcycle with another man.

Officers later found a box of cash and a burned-out motorcycle.

Greater Manchester Police have released the footage along with CCTV in a bid to find the suspect.

The robbery happened on the afternoon of 18 January in Old Church Street.

Bags filled with cash and a deposit box were taken, before the men fled on a Yamaha R6 motorcycle, later found set alight.

About 20 minutes later, in Mossley, a driver noticed two men running across some fields, one carrying bags filled with cash.

Det Con Phil Caine said: "The nature of this incident is truly shocking and we need to make sure those responsible are off our streets, unable to cause any more harm."

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